The Academic Advancement Network is proud to be one of the co-sponsors of an upcoming presentation organized by the Center for Gender in Global Context.

Kris De Welde, Director & Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor of Sociology at College of Charleston, will present “The Heavy Lift of Institutional Change: Cultivating Strategies for Equity” on Wednesday, April 11, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Kresge Art Center, Room 108.


Dr. Kris De Welde’s remarks will focus on key patterns of systemic and intersectional inequities in higher education as well as strategies for overcoming the exclusionary practices, inequitable policies, and microlevel biases that leverage unequal outcomes in faculty careers. Drawing on her coedited/ co-authored book with Dr. Andi Stepnick, “Disrupting the Culture of Silence,” she will provide insight on the varying levels of academic life – structural, cultural, climate – that must be addressed for lasting organizational change to occur.

This topic is particularly salient in the context of the Conversation with the Provost that was held for university leaders in February 2018.  Among other topics, table discussions focused on culture change surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please see the attached flyer and invite your colleagues to attend.

Flyer for "The Heavy Life of Institutional Change: Cultivating Strategies for Equity" with Dr. Kris De Welde, April 11, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Kresge Art Center, Room 108